We will review HVAC equipment, considering efficiency at full load and carbon dioxide emissions and relating it to Target Emission Rates and Building Emission Rates. Expert advise is a necessity and our Clean Air HVAC designers will be pleased to assist you.
The EPBD establishes minimum standards of energy efficiency for new cooling and heating equipment and Part L of the Building Regulations enforces many of it’s requirements. rated according to its type and it’s efficiency at full load.
From 1 Jan 2010 it became illegal to use virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as R-22 when servicing and maintaining air conditioning equipment. This is an issue for many as R-22 was the most commonly used refrigerant until about 2002. Until the 31 December 2014 temporary use of recycled/recovered R-22 is possible but availability could be limited and costs high.
From 1 January 2015 sales or use of recycled/recovered R-22 will be prohibited.
Quite possibly, contact our service or sales teams they may be able to send you copies or at least advise you how to proceed.
Many reasons, the simplest being that you may have inadvertently set it to fan only operation. Unfortunately it may also indicate a serious fault, Check your operating instructions but if no luck, give our service department a call.
It could be that there is a problem with the compressor and you are advised to contact us for further assistance. It could also be that a fuse or circuit breaker has recently been replaced but the wrong replacement (smaller rating) has been fitted. Check, but only if you are qualified to work on electrical systems.
Air conditioning covers many things but is mainly, heating, cooling, ventilation, fresh air, filtration and control of humidity.
Comfort cooling mainly relates to provision of just cooling to improve comfort.
Close control air conditioning is really as the name implies, both temperature, humidity and air cleanliness are closely controlled and often to fine tolerances if necessary.
No more than you do or any ventilation system does for airborne viruses and bacteria. Many people are susceptible to dryness sometimes caused when an air conditioning system is badly designed or maintained and the relative humidity is reduced too much. It’s a fact that basically coughs and sneezes spread diseases, but some people will blame anything for their ills rather than understand the facts.
It is highly unlikely, you are more likely to catch it from a shower head in a hotel room that has not been used for a long time. But, legionella can be caught from the aerosol spray of infected cooling towers of larger, older and poorly maintained air conditioning systems.
Energy labelling is a new way of allowing consumers to easily compare and rate the efficiency of air conditioners and systems, similar to that used for domestic appliances such as fridge’s and washing machines etc.